grip


grip
gripless, adj.
/grip/, n., v., gripped or gript, gripping.
n.
1. the act of grasping; a seizing and holding fast; firm grasp.
2. the power of gripping: He has a strong grip.
3. a grasp, hold, or control.
4. mental or intellectual hold: to have a good grip on a problem.
5. competence or firmness in dealing with situations in one's work or personal affairs: The boss is old and is losing his grip.
6. a special mode of clasping hands: Members of the club use the secret grip.
7. something that seizes and holds, as a clutching device on a cable car.
8. a handle or hilt: That knife has a very unusual grip.
9. a sudden, sharp pain; spasm of pain.
10. grippe.
11. Older Use. a small traveling bag.
12. -
a. Theat. a stagehand, esp. one who works on the stage floor.
b. Motion Pictures, Television. a general assistant available on a film set for shifting scenery, moving furniture, etc.
13. come to grips with,
a. to encounter; meet; cope with: She had never come to grips with such a situation before.
b. to deal with directly or firmly: We didn't come to grips with the real problem.
v.t.
14. to grasp or seize firmly; hold fast: We gripped the sides of the boat as the waves tossed us about.
15. to take hold on; hold the interest of: to grip the mind.
16. to attach by a grip or clutch.
v.i.
17. to take firm hold; hold fast.
18. to take hold on the mind.
[bef. 900; ME, OE gripe grasp (n.); c. G Griff, OE gripa handful; see GRIPE]
Syn. 15. impress, attract, rivet, hold, fascinate.

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